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Counselor's Corner

Comprehensive School Counseling in Grades 9-12


Counseling Websites

Career Web Sites

College Search Web Sites

College Scholarships

National College Fair

Testing Schedule

College Night

College Info

NCAA Eligibility

Helpful Websites




Counseling Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm
For your convenience, please schedule conferences.
Office: 205-625-3802

The Scholarship page under "College Scholarships" will be updated as new scholarship information becomes available. Check back often to see important information about scholarships as they become available.


Financial Aid Information-Class of 2018 -Click forms


Requesting FINAL Transcripts

You can request a copy of your FINAL transcript to be sent by following options:

1. Electronic Transcripts (For former students and optional for current students) - This is the quickest way to send a transcript and you will receive notification throughout the process. Go to and follow the registration process there. For additional assistance, please download the "Parchment Guide for Ordering Transcripts" found under "Forms" at the top or use the tutorials here:
(Parents and guardians can order high school transcripts for children under 18. They can do this by creating a parent/guardian account at ) There is a record request fee of $3.50.



2. Current students can request transcripts in counselor's office.

S.H.A.R.E. - Student Health and Advanced Resources for Education

In an attempt to address the emotional and behavioral concerns of the students of Oneonta Schools, a school-based therapist is available to provide counseling services to our students. This voluntary service will be provided through a contract with Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health Authority and will be housed within the Oneonta Schools. To access forms, double click on link:

Alabama College and Career Readiness Website

Students and Parents: This website is your gateway to valuable career exploration activities, college, and financial aid information.  Please visit the website at: - Explore the free tools to help you explore your college options. Information can be found by logging on to and creating an account. Once you create your account, click "College Tools" in the top banner.  

T.A.P. (Teacher Advisory Program) 2017-2018

The OHS T.A.P. is a requirement for all high school students. T.A.P. is scheduled once a month. All students are required to attend T.A.P. and meet with their advisor on the following dates.

Month               Date          
Aug 08/30/17
Sept 09/27/17
Oct 10/25/17
Nov 11/29/17
Jan  1/31/18
Feb  2/28/18
Mar  3/21/18


Checking Your Child's Grades

Parents: Please check with the high school office to obtain your INOW login information for checking your child's grades. If you need a conference concerning grades, you will need to make an appointment with your child's teacher(s) first. Once you have met with the teacher and still feel a meeting is in order, you can email me at:    Please check out the tutoring services listed below. 


Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is available to qualified high school students in grades 11 and 12 who have received approval from their high school to receive both college credit and high school credit. Dual enrollment packets can be picked up in the counselor's office. Please visit Snead State, Wallace State and Jefferson State's websites to make sure the college is offering the courses you would like to take by viewing the schedule before picking up the packet. Dual enrollment packets can also be download from the Forms tab (above).

Homework Help and Tutoring Services

Free Tutoring Services - Alabamaians of all ages are able to benefit from free tutoring services by logging on to

Tutoring Services 

Math Tutoring - John Cantlin "Mr. C." Please contact Mr. C. at 205-559-1950 or
For more information visit: 

Math Tutoring - Allie Allcorn - Tutoring for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades along with Algebra I math. Please call (205) 353-8035

Tutor - For tutoring services, contact Anna Goode at (205)446-0508.

Certified in grades 1-8 retired teacher is availabe for tutoring. Please call Sharon Lee 205-625-6949 or 205-625-3593 for more information.

Donna Godfrey - 5th grade math through geometry 274-7646 (currently not available)

Tutor Doctor - One-on-One in-home tutoring any subject, any age, any time. Call 256-734-6500 or visit website

No Bullying Clip ArtWe support a safe and positive environment at Oneonta City Schools! To report an issue please see your guidance counselor for the "Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Complaint Form" or downloaded the form under "Forms" on the Counselors Corner. The completed report should be turned into your guidance counselor or principal. For more information visit

KnowBullying -Get the app! For more information visit:


ACT WorkKeys - 12th Grade



ACT plus Writing - 11th Grade






PSAT    10/11/17


ACT and ACT Prep Information:

ACT Online Prep is available again this year for students in grades 10-12 free! Students were given the login information in their English class. Please check with your child!

WSCC Preparing for ACT -  If interested, please contact: LaDonna Allen (256) 352-8071

Preparing for the ACT study booklet - You can download the ACT study booklet "Preparing for the ACT" by clicking on "Form" at the top of the page that will allow you to download the booklet!

ACT Prep Course at WSCC - Online course, six weeks, for dates go to 

ACT Test Preparation and Consulting - Contact Faye Nichols or Linda Crutcher (205) 823-2166 or      Registration Online: 

ACT Additional Score Report Requests - Official ACT scores must be requested from ACT online at or by phone 319-337-1313 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm central time. Service fee of $13 will be charged. Payment must be by valid credit card. Once you submit a request by any method, it cannot be changed or cancelled. Scores are not given to anyone by phone, fax, or email. ACT scores are not considered official unless sent by ACT.

ACT - Need to register to take the ACT? Visit: to register and create your ACT web account. New to the ACT registration: anyone registering to take the ACT must upload a photo. ACT Web Registration flilers and Preparing for the ACT booklets can be picked up in Mrs. Gibbs' office.  Oneonta High School Code: 012-040

ACT Prep - For dates visit: Wallace State Community College offers a 6 week online course.

ACT Prep Class - Classes are being held for the October Testing date. The cost is $225.00. If interested, please give Terri Hubauer a call 205-446-0054 or email

Free SAT, ACT, and GRE Preps - Go to 

AllPencilsDown ACT Course - Contact Now: George Mizzell 205-837-4695 Fax 205-823-5607 Laura McDanal 205-296-1255 Fax 205-823-5607 

ACT/SAT Online Preparation Course - “This course will prepare students to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide students with the means to achieve their best potential score. To learn more, visit Fee $79.”

Sylvan ACT Prep
Call today 256-840-9200 Boaz, AL.

ACT Test Scores 
If you need an official ACT test score or scores sent to your high school or college(s), go to to complete your request. Have a debit or credit card ready to cover a small fee.

ACT College and Career Planning - is targeted to young adults, ages 15-25, with tools and tips to help in college and career planning.


New SAT - The new SAT will launch in March. It focuses on the classroom skills and knowledge research shows are essential for college. To learn more, visit (copy and paste links in URL): and

SAT - To register for the SAT, please visit: Oneonta High School Code: 012040

Exam Focus - Exam preparation website including ACT, SAT, PSAT, ASVAB, MCAT, etc. to help students prepare for standardized testing. Visit: 



PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) test will be given Wednesday, October 19th. The 2016 PSAT/NMSQT is the entry to the competitions for awards offered in 2018. Juniors will have the opportunity to take the test and qualify for the National Merit Scholarship. The cost of the test will be $15.00. Fees must be paid by the extended deadline date Wed., Sept. 30th. Please make checks to: OHS. PowerPoint presentation can be found under the "Presentations" tab at the top of this page. This year PSAT/NMSQT is offering ScoreWrite: A Guide to Preparing for the SAT Essay is available online at To understand PSAT results and access the college and career planning tool for students visit:

PSAT Practice - Please visit 




This is a college placement test.

WALLACE STATE Community College - Please reserve a seat before you go take the test. You can schedule a test Monday-Thursday between 9:00-3:00.

SNEAD STATE Community College - The Compass Test is given Monday thru Thursday from 8:00am-12:00pm. You can schedule an appointment with Tonya Shields in the advising/testing office by mail at  or you can call 256-840-4165. For more information visit: 

Free Practice Testing - To improve your testing skills

Sample Questions -

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Career Counseling

Workforce Training and Information

ACT WorkKeys - Parents: For more information about the ACT WorkKeys assessment, please visit: 

Elwood Staffing - Find your career path at For high school seniors who aren't college bound, there are employment opportunities waiting for beginning their careers. Elwood Staffing matches job seekers with positions at leading companies across the country including those who are seeking summer employment before heading off to college.

Telamon Corporation - Have you done farm work? Are your parents agricultural workers? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, Telamon may be able to help you pay for Education and Training. For more information, please contact Lacy Marsh (205) 625-4558 or Our office is located beside Celebrations Party Store.

Mercedes-Benz Automotive Technician Program - UWA and Shelton State Community College are partnering with Mercedes-Benz to offer a program that includes classroom and on the shop floor training. For more information visit:

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminars for Rising 8th through 12th Grade Students - For more information check out the website at:

RN to BSN Degree - A website for RN's who are working toward their BSN visit: 

Birmingham Electrical JATC - Anyone interested in considering a career in electrical industry (205) 849-5522. To learn about how Birmingham Electrical JATC's commitment to excellence in education can prepare you for a rewarding career.

Blount County Career Technical School - BCCTC offers programs to prepare students for college and a variety of career opportunities in the fields of: (Automotive Service Technology, Building Construction Academy, Business, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Cooperative Education/Work-Based Experience, Cosmetology, Pre-Engineering/Drafting, Health Science/Clinical Internship, Industrial Systems, Teacher Academy, Welding).

Child Labor Reform Act 2009 - School Systems no longer issue permits. On May 18, 2009, Governor Riley signed into law the Child Labor Reform Act 2009. The new act reforms Alabama's child labor enforcement standards, transferring the work permitting process from the public school system to the Alabama Department of Labor, Child Labor Division. Under the new system, work permits will no longer be required for each minor employed. In its place, employers will be required to purchase a Certificate; Class I, to employ minors under the age of 16 and Class II, to employ minors age 16 & 17. For minors (age 14 to 15), they must request an Eligibility to Work form from the school in which the student attends. Students must have satisfactory grades and attendance to obtain this form. Employers must have this form on file.

Jacksonville State University - ExSEL (Experiencing Success in Education and Life) is a comprehensive six-week program that prepares students for the transition from high school to college. To obtain the detailed application packet for ExSEL, you may go to our website at, click on the red ExSEL Application Packet button, and follow the instructions for printing out the packet.

The American Legion "Need A Lift?" - Contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran's dependents available at Visit American Legion For additional scholarships, grants and loans visit

 Community College Review


Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:30-7:00PM OHS Lobby Mark on your calendar College Night! Representatives from colleges across the south will be here to answer any questions you and/or your parents may have about admissions, registration, requirements, campus, and programs of study. Be sure to sign in. This is the time to ask questions and pick up any college materials you will be needing. Click on Forms tab at the top of page to view "Questions to Ask College Representatives". I'll see you on September 14th!


NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards!



To register for the ACT online:

To register for the SAT online:

Financial Aid:

NCAA Athletic Eligibility

FAFSA - Financial Aid Paper copies of FAFSA are no longer available to schools; instead a student must request up to three copies from 1-800-4-FED-AID or You may download a PDF of the FAFSA at FastWeb has produced a five-minute video that explains what FAFSA is, and helps with the process. Visit to view the short video. 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

FAFSA Tips - 1. Apply online using 2. Check deadlines -Be aware of your state's and your school's application deadlines. While there is no deadline for applying for federal student aid, you should apply as early as possible after January 1st of each year that you will attend college. Some state and school aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 3. Collect the information you need to complete the FAFSA (*Your social security number and your parents' social security numbers; *Your driver's licencse number, if you have one; *Your alien registration number, if you are not a US citizen; *Your federal tax returns and income information). 4. Check your FAFSA. After you complete the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the information carefully and make any necessary corrections. 5. Respond immediately to any request from your school for additional information.

Adventures in Education - Planning and paying for college, finding a career, managing your money, and much more. For more info visit:

NEW! BigFuture Financial Aid Website - Find colleges, pay for college, make a college plan, etc. For more info visit:

Crucial for all seniors and their families! Free webinar hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling on December 7. If you or your students would like to learn the basics about the FAFSA, you may register for the webinar at this site:

Federal Student Aid or Organize planning for your college journey; check out careers; search for colleges; free college planning E-Mag! Enter to win free tuition! Visit:

Home page - Visit NextStepU Magazine for helpful tools and details on how students can Win Free College Tuition

College Match- A quick, interactive tool to help students find the right college

Step by Step – Our new College planning timeline guides students at every step

Counselor page – Free college night handouts to print and share with students and parents, as well as articles on professional development.

Community – Chat about college, careers and planning life after high school. There, teens can also enter our $100 writing contest

A new website that offers students, parents and educators useful tools, tips and information about the college admissions process.

Homework Help

Standardized Test Help

College Surfing

AXA Achievement

Alabama Student Loan Program

The Student Loan People

Alabama Mentor

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

The Alabama College System

What Will They Learn? - a guide to what college rankings don't tell you  

Trade Schools, Colleges and Universities - Universities, Colleges & Trade Schools, the leading online education portal, helps you acquire information from education institutions across the US and Canada.

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CAREER WEBSITES - guide offers in-depth career profiles as well as degree and wage statistics for over 400 occupations that commonly require college or university education. - Job Link is designed for use from any computer with internet access 24 hours a day. Please keep a record of your username and password. An email address is required. - Videos over wide range of career opportunities. Provides students with insight into various career fields, jobs, and training opportunities. The show also airs on Alabama Public Television Sundays at 2:30 p.m. CST. - information on various fields of work and job aptitude tests - Careers in restaurant and hospitality industries

GreatSchools - "Understanding College Admissions Tests"
AmericanSchool Counselor Association: -
Links to college home pages, career tips, and other useful information. Also, advice on how to write an application essay.
CampusTours, LLC:
Virtual tours of various colleges, Webcams, campus maps, college videos, movies and pictures
Next Step Magazine:
Peterson's Education and
Campus news, advice on writing application essays, and an engine for college searches
The College Board:
Useful information about campus visits, interviews, and other parts of the college search process. Downloadable applications for over 800 colleges and a solid, comprehensive search engine. There is also an abundance of information on the SAT.
U. S.NewsCollege and CareersCenter:
College rankings, advice from high school counselors and financial aid experts, a comprehensive college search engine, and college links galore.

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Get in 2 College: (then click on High Schools) 
Cappex: -
College search contains worksheets, checklists, quizzes, videos and other activities that will carry you through the college search from start to finish.
QuestBridge: - National College Match Program (assist outstanding low-income students in gaining admissions and scholarships to leading colleges)
DECA and Kauffman:
Connecting high school students to college entrepreneurship programs, college search engines, student resources, teacher resources, and scholarships.
Knowledge for College:
A comprehensive resource that takes the guesswork out of planning and paying for college. Visitors can access;their free scholarship search containing over 2.8 million awards.;
Loads of information about College Planning, Virtual Tours, Career Exploration, Paying for college, Campus Life
AlabamaColleges and Universities:
A listing of all four-year colleges and universities in the state of Alabama, web address, contact phone numbers, and general information
Alabama Community Colleges:
A listing of all two-year colleges in the state of Alabama, web address, contact phone numbers, and general information
An online source for higher education information and online applications for the state of Alabama;;A student can find the college that is right for him/her, check out exciting tools to make the path to college worry free, apply to colleges online, and pursue financial aid.
NelnetCollege Planning:
A free website to help students prepare for a successful transition to college; tools and resources include: college/university search and comparison tools, Financial Aid 101, Career assessment and planning, ACT/SAT test prep, scholarship search engine, FAFSA tutorial and assistance, Live 24/7 college planning call center.
A search engine with variables such as location and school size but very few campus life variables such as diversity or athletics. A good searchable scholarship database, for which you must register, plus articles and CollegeEdge chat forums.
Cool-looking site with an enormous searchable database of schools, plus links to the colleges. Search variables include state or region, majors, and tuition. The lack of a selectivity variable, however, means it may be tough to narrow the field.
College View:
One of the most detailed search engines on the Net, with wide-ranging criteria that include diversity, field of study, religious affiliation, athletics, special programs, and services for disabled.
College Zone:
Extensive links to colleges and universities. Advice on interviews and admission.
The Princeton Review:
A good search engine with a wide array of variables, including location, academics, sports, student life and housing.
Wired Scholar:

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